The Galaxy Ace 3 isn’t the only Android device getting a push to store shelves this week; Samsung has officially announced the new Galaxy S4 Zoom, powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The new smartphone takes a page from the Galaxy S4 Mini except it contains a 16MP camera with a 10x optical zoom lens. This is notable as it is the very first smartphone to do so. There’s also a 1.9MP camera on the other side that contains image stabilization and Xenon flash.
The device sports a 4.3-inch qHD display along with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and 1.5GB RAM. There’s 8GB of built-in memory, expandable with microSD.
“The Samsung GALAXY S4 zoom represents yet another step forward in the way Samsung is working to enhance the lives of our customers around the world,” said JK Shin, President and CEO, Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “As communication continues to become increasingly visual in nature, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose. The GALAXY S4 zoom changes this forever, combining the industry leading functionality and connectivity of the GALAXY S4 with the high quality photographic experience you’d expect from a compact camera. The result is truly the best of both worlds, without compromise.”
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is said to be released this summer, but no official pricing has been announced.